Named for the Muscogee Creek Indians, Muskogee County was created at statehood. The city of Muskogee, the county seat, became the focal point for the Five Civilized Tribes when the Union Agency established its headquarters in what is now Honor Heights Park. The old Union Agency Building is now the Five Civilized Tribes Museum and the famous Azalea Festival is held in the park each April. Other attractions to the county include: USS Batfish, A World War II submarine anchored at Port of Muskogee; Bacone College, established in 1879 as a university for Indians, and Bacone College Indian Museum; Fort Gibson Stockade, built in 1824 to protect area settlers and the oldest military post in Oklahoma; and Honey Springs Battlefield, site of the largest Civil War battle fought in Oklahoma. Muskogee County's economy is based primarily on agriculture, but oil, industry and recreation have also been part of the building of this county's economics. The city of Muskogee itself is within 30 minutes of five major lakes. Historical Allies is a history book about Muskogee County and was written by John W. Morris and Edwin C. McReynolds. The Muskogee County Historical Society offers more information about the area, and a state tourist information center is located in Muskogee. Location: Muskogee County is in eastern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 57.0 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 41.4 degrees Fahrenheit and July's average is 80.0 degrees Fahrenheit. County Seat: Muskogee Distances: Muskogee to: Tulsa - 52 miles Bartlesville - 95 miles Land Area: 839 square miles of rolling hills and valleys

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The Political Graveyard: Muskogee County, Oklahoma
Database provides political history, cemetery locations, and brief biographies of politicians who were born, lived or died in the county.
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